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Inca Apocalypse: The Spanish Conquest and the Transformation of the Andean World

R. Alan Covey


This book describes a period of several decades during the sixteenth century when conquistadores, Catholic friars, and imperial officials attempted to conquer the Inca Empire and impose Spanish colonial rule. When Francisco Pizarro captured the Inca warlord Atahuallpa at Cajamarca in 1532, European Catholics and Andean peoples interpreted the event using long-held beliefs about how their worlds would end, and what the next era might look like. The Inca world did not end at Cajamarca, despite some popular misunderstandings of the Spanish conquest of Peru. In the years that followed, some Inca l ... More

Keywords: Inca Empire, Spain, conquest, colonization, apocalypse, evangelization, Catholicism, Andes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190299125
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190299125.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Alan Covey, author
Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin